Monthly Archives: May 2009

Torres, Pachuca lose Mexican final

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Jose Francisco Torres and Pachuca tied UNAM, 2-2, in the Mexican Clausura final on Sunday night but Pumas walked away with the title as they won on aggregate, 3-2. The game ended 2-1 in favor of Pachuca but with Pumas having won … Continue reading »

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Americans Abroad: Weekend Rewind

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO On a weekend where numerous Americans were up for hardware, two came away victorious while one suffered a heart-breaking loss. Midfielders DaMarcus Beasley and Maurice Edu did not dress in the Scottish Cup final, but both ended the … Continue reading »

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Edu ruled out of Costa Rica qualifier

  by GIANFRANCO PANIZO Maurice Edu has been ruled out of Wednesday's World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica in Saprissa Stadium. The defensive midfielder was scheduled to travel to Miami on Sunday, but will remain in Glasgow to have his knee further evaluated. Edu, … Continue reading »

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U.S. national team practice report

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO The United States men's national trained on artificial turf for a second consecutive day on Sunday morning as they wrapped up their week-long training camp in Miami, Florida. With only 14 players in camp, it has been a challenge for … Continue reading »

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Rapids vs. Red Bulls: Match Night Commentary

The New York Red Bulls are at home tonight, hoping to snap their recent funk and hoping to turn around a season that is slowly becoming another nightmare for a snakebit franchise. In comes the Colorado Rapids, enjoying a solid … Continue reading »

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MLS Matchday 11

Whether you like cross-country clashes, or tense reunions, this weekend's MLS schedule has something for you. This weekend in Major League Soccer will be headlined by a battle of East vs. West as five intra-conference match-ups line the schedule. Perhaps … Continue reading »

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U.S. national team practice report

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO For the first time since this week's training camp began, the United States men's national team practiced on artificial turf on Saturday morning as they continued preparations for their looming World Cup qualifier against Costa Rica. The U.S. national team gathered … Continue reading »

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Soccer Saturday: Your Running Commentary

  Today is the big day. This is effectively the last weekend of the European club season (of the major leagues at least) and also the last weekend for some Americans to bring home some silverware. U.S. national team goalkeeper Tim … Continue reading »

Posted in European Soccer, Soccer on TV | 82 Comments

World Cup 2010 update

BY DYLAN BUTLER Dr. Danny Jordaan, the CEO of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held a press briefing at the South African Consulate General in Manhattan Friday afternoon to give an update on South Africa's … Continue reading »

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U.S. national team practice report

by GIANFRANCO PANIZO MIAMI- With the United States' men's national team halfway through their training camp, head coach Bob Bradley feels that the team has prepared well so far in South Florida during the build-up to next week's World Cup … Continue reading »

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Howard leads contingent of Americans going for trophies this weekend

                                                                                            Photo by ISIphotos.com Four U.S. national team players will have a chance to add some silverware to their collections this weekend before taking part in upcoming World Cup qualifiers. Tim Howard, Maurice Edu, DaMarcus Beasley and Jose Francisco … Continue reading »

Posted in Americans Abroad, European Soccer, Mexican Soccer, U.S. Men's National Team | 22 Comments

WPS Week 10: A Look Ahead

By CHRISTA MANN The fast approaching Week 10 in Women's Professional Soccer has match ups between the St. Louis Athletica and L.A Sol, Jersey's Sky Blue FC and the Boston Breakers, and the Bay Area and Washington Freedom. The Chicago … Continue reading »

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